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Hero to zero: Blues winger scores stunning try then gets sent off

Hero to zero: Blues winger scores stunning try then gets sent off
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Blues winger Tanielu Tele’a was red carded for a spectacular challenge in the air on Dillyn Leyds which resulted in the Stormers winger almost landing on his head.

Tele’a had already scored this stunning solo try on the wing on the half an hour mark in the first half:

But with just 10 minutes left on the clock, the 20-year-old was chasing a box kick when he took out Leyds in the air, which led to a straight red card.

Leyds did a cartwheel in the air before landing on the top of his back which left the referee no other option than to send off Tele’a.

The Blues went on to win the game 24-9 at Eden Park in a game which saw former All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams show-off his immense offloading ability.

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  •  katman
    katman
    11:41 AM 01/04/2019

    He's not the only Blues player who should've been sent off. How on earth did Melani Nanai escape sanction for his blatant swinging elbow the the face of Leyds early in the game? Ref appeared to see it too and only warned him to calm down. But even if he missed the contact, surely the citing commissioners should have picked it up. That was a red card all day long.

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    •  rugbydump
      rugbydump
      1:25 PM 01/04/2019
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      It looked pretty bad, didn't it. For anyone who missed it: https://twitter.com/lee_davidse/status/1111883025820934146 

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